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Main Title Base catalyzed decomposition of toxic and hazardous chemicals. (Final report, September 4, 1990--September 30, 1991).
Author Rogers, C. J. ; Kornel, A. ; Sparks, H. L. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Publisher 1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number DOE/OR/21953-1; AI05-90OR21953;
Stock Number DE93018739
Additional Subjects Chemical Wastes ; Dioxin ; Pesticides ; Polychlorinated Biphenyls ; Decomposition ; Decontamination ; Dehalogenation ; Environmental Impacts ; Land Pollution ; Progress Report ; Remedial Action ; Soils ; Toxicity ; Waste Processing ; EDB/540220 ; EDB/540250
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NTIS  DE93018739 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 02/27/1994
Collation 12p
There are vast amounts of toxic and hazardous chemicals, which have pervaded our environment during the past fifty years, leaving us with serious, crucial problems of remediation and disposal. The accumulation of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), ''dioxins'' and pesticides in soil sediments and living systems is a serious problem that is receiving considerable attention concerning the cancer-causing nature of these synthetic compounds.US EPA scientists developed in 1989 and 1990 two novel chemical Processes to effect the dehalogenation of chlorinated solvents, PCBs, PCDDs, PCDFs, PCP and other pollutants in soil, sludge, sediment and liquids. This improved technology employs hydrogen as a nucleophile to replace halogens on halogenated compounds. Hydrogen as nucleophile is not influenced by steric hinderance as with other nucleophile where complete dehalogenation of organohalogens can be achieved. This report discusses catalyzed decomposition of toxic and hazardous chemicals.